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.......everybody knows that Americans are always right .......
The correct pronounciation would be latin, thus: ah-loo-mini-umSodium would be pronounced as Nah-tri-umand Potassium would be pronounced as Kah-li-um 
I tend to say things how they're spelt, do Americans spell it different too? And how do they spell nuclear? Many of them seem to pronounce it "nucular"
Americans smell aluminum
boot: In England a part of a car, in America a type of shoebonnet: In England the other end of the car, in America a type of hatlift: In England a box that goes up and down, in America a verbwellington: in England a type of shoe, in America.....a city in Vermont.
Quote from: Nizzle on 05/11/2009 09:53:58The correct pronounciation would be latin, thus: ah-loo-mini-umSodium would be pronounced as Nah-tri-umand Potassium would be pronounced as Kah-li-um That makes roughly as much sense as saying that this entire site should be in Latin.There's also a couple of other problems.No native speaker of Latin ever had occasion to refer to sodium, potassium or aluminium so there wouldn't be a real Latin word for them.Secondly, the number of tape recordings from 2000 years ago is nil.How do we know what "Latin pronunciation" ever was? It's not like any of us has heard it.